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Let’s face it; there is always a possibility of an emergency. Whether it is a fire, earthquake or some other natural disaster it is important to be prepared and have an emergency kit. At CL Butcher, we want you and your family to be as prepared as possible!

When disaster hits, you will most likely not have access to services such as electricity, gas and water. Relief workers and aid will be on the scene immediately after a disaster; however they can’t get to everyone right away. This means you could go hours or even days without help.

According to FEMA you should have an emergency kit for your home, work and car as you do not know exactly where you will be when disaster strikes. They recommend you plan for at least 3 days; however it’s always a good idea to be over prepared.

FEMA’s recommends you include the following in your basic disaster kit:

  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Three-day supply of water – one gallon of water per person, per day
  • Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper)
  • Matches and waterproof container
  • Whistle
  • Extra clothing
  • Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener
  • Photocopies of credit and identification cards
  • Cash and coins
  • Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries
  • Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers
  • Other items to meet your unique family needs

If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that you will not have heat. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to include one complete change of clothing and shoes per person, including:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat, mittens, and scarf
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person)
You can find more detailed information on the FEMA website by clicking here.

Have you ever thought about putting together an emergency kit? Do you currently have one?

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